African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of by Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C. PDF

By Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Bookended by means of feedback from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays during this quantity use shut readings of speeches, letters, historic information, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly on hand FBI documents to confront much-neglected questions concerning race and international family members within the usa. Why, for example, did African americans profess loyalty and help for the diplomatic tasks of a country that undermined their social, political, and fiscal wellbeing and fitness via racist rules and cultural practices? different contributions discover African american citizens' heritage within the diplomatic and consular providers and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. the amount concludes with an research of the consequences on race and overseas coverage within the management of Barack Obama.


Groundbreaking and demanding, African americans in U.S. overseas Policy expands at the scope and issues of contemporary collections to supply the main updated scholarship to scholars in a number disciplines, together with U.S. and African American background, Africana reports, political technology, and American studies.

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